- May Books
- Release Date
- October 2016
Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Steampunk Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance
It's the night of the Masked Ball, one of the most elegant events among London society and a chance for Emily Adams to pretend she's someone else. Someone who isn't penniless and hailing from a scandalized family. Someone who hasn't been told by doctors she has less than a year to live. Behind the mask, Emily can put painful recollections aside and focus on her mission: to find a man to give her a first kiss.
A hunger that can't be tamed . . .
Malcolm MacRoyce is on a different kind of hunt, one he knows all too well. A ball among English aristocracy is the last place the immortal Highlander would expect to find himself, but tonight he's in pursuit of one of his kind who's been terrorizing London—leaving a trail of bloody murders in his wake. Since Malcolm was cursed centuries ago, he has lived by a strict code and has sworn vengeance on those responsible for his transformation, a vengeance that has gone unsatisfied ---until he meets what he has waited centuries for: the reincarnation of the woman he'd once loved…the same woman who damned him.
After a chance meeting in a shadowy garden, Emily can't deny the attraction between her and the mysterious Scotsman. But can she trust this stranger who looks at her as if he knows her very soul? Or shake the sense that Fate is playing a game with them both.
Some desires last a lifetime—this one is eternal.
Feb 21, 2017 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
157 people found the following review helpful
Scotland, 1800's: Malcolm MacRoyce takes a bride, who was the enemy and one he didn't want. He goes off to war and he's stranded in the desert. He and his fellow soldiers see a well and decide to drink from it. His life was never the same.
Emily Adams is from one of the most scandalized families London has to offer. She has one goal before she dies. But with her family scandal, no man wants anything to do with her. She has bewitching eyes that are rare, but Malcolm would recognize them anywhere.
A chance meeting at a Masquerade Ball gives Emily the chance to fulfill her goal and Malcolm a chance to meet his past love. All the while, someone or something is terrorizing the city of London and Malcolm must stop the killings before it's too late! Can Malcolm save the city of London from terror and Emily achieve her goal before it's too late?
While it was an intriguing story and extremely well written, I hoped for a different ending. Not a BETTER ending, but different. The book is close to 300 pages long, but it flows so well that it can easily be read in one sitting! The wisdom of Malcolm and the naivete of Emily was a perfect combination. I look forward to reading more from Ainsley Evans!
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